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Research Suggests Adding 20% Tax Will Curb Abuse Of Supplements For Trimming Pounds

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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National Eating Disorders Association-funded study says tax would reduce purchases 10.3% for households with female children and 5.2% for all families. “Abuse of widely available, over-the-counter drugs and supplements such as diet pills, laxatives and diuretics by adolescents for weight control is well documented, yet manufacturers and retailers can sell them to minors without restriction,” says study author Bryn Austin of Harvard Medical School.

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